Media Releases 2017 - 2015
It was with great joy and happiness that we received the news that the Khoisan indigenous dance group Die Nuwe Graskoue Dancers - a traditional Khoisan Riel Dance troupe – has won Gold in the Group Production Competition at the 19th Championship of the World Performing Arts in Los Angeles this week.
It was with deep sadness that we learned of the fatal car accident of rising gospel superstar Mpho ‘Regalo’ Gangashe recently. He will be buried in Thohoyandou in Limpopo tomorrow, Saturday 16 May 2015. What makes the situation worse was that he was with his mother and daughter who also passed on. It is a triple tragedy for the family. At 29 he was too young to die.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa invites all of the people in the Republic of South Africa, the rest of the African continent and the African Diaspora to join him in the inaugural Africa Month celebrations.
Minister Mthethwa hosted a consultative meeting on the transformation of the heritage landscape at Freedom Park, Pretoria on Friday 17 April.
We have noted the defacing of Paul Kruger statue on Church Square in Pretoria, Tshwane. This happens soon after student protests have been raging around the matter of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town. These developments threaten to or have spread to other campuses and communities around the country.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa is delighted to learn that comedian and TV personality, Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on the popular 'Daily Show'.
We have noted the protest that has been raging around the matter of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town. However, I am in a position to confirm that we have not yet received any formal application for the removal of any statue in any part of the country.
I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of the popular multi-talented kwaito music artist, comedian, television and movie producer ‘Senyaka’ Kekana. I have been informed that he died following a short illness.
We wish to acknowledge and celebrate the success of the inaugural conference of the Creative & Cultural Industries Federation of South Africa.
It is with immense pride and elation that I congratulate Songeziwe Mahlangu for winning the coveted Etisalat Prize for Literature with his debut novel, Penumbra (Kwela; 2013). He was announced as the winner of this prestigious African prize in a ceremony held in Nigeria recently.